Friday, November 28, 2008

Yeh Jo Des Hai Mera........

A war broke out in Mumbai.

It was not a terrorist attack. It was an incursion. On my country. On the only space on this galaxy that I can call mine!

We all saw it on TV, like a reality show gone bad.

Camera men, reporters, TV journalists….. filming every detail, asking questions, putting their lives in the line of fire…… so that we can see and hear and feel the ‘truth’.

TV anchors commenting on the situation in a tone that ranged from manic rhetoric to stunned silence.

I could not believe what I was seeing.

The Taj Mahal Hotel. My Taj Mahal Hotel.

It was on fire.

The pigeons of Gateway…………Flying all over like it was the end of innocence.

Bombs hurled…… shots fired…..….a city crippled….. My Country in shock.

Terrorists had managed to carry in enough ammunition to hold off the State Police, 200 odd Commandos, the Indian Army and the Navy Seals for over 24 hrs.

I frankly don’t care what they want, what ideology they believe in…. what they want to prove, which community they belong to, and what their demands are….

I just want to stand up and say ENOUGH!


I will not let my country bleed. I will not let my police men on duty die. I will not let my country be held hostage by terror and I WILL NOT walk the streets of my country in fear. ENOUGH!

Most of us think that we as 'common' people cannot do anything. The mind quickly travels to a vigilante stance.

But that’s not going to happen right?

But we can vote.

Vote to change the paradigm from mere Democracy to Meritocracy. I don’t want to be the world’s largest democracy. I want to be the world’s most enviable Meritocracy.

It’s not about whether you are a Congress supporter, BJP supporter, SP supporter, Left supporter, BSP supporter.... blah blah blah!

It’s about choosing a set of people best suited to run this country…. Your country…..My country….

The only place on the GALAXY that YOU and I can call our own.

Choose wisely.

Know your MLA. It is important.
Challenge your MLA
Question the MLA
Read the manifesto
VOTE, please VOTE.
Check how much we spend on internal security
Double check on how the MLA’s agenda fuels the Nation…
Decode the propaganda

... and please.. please... please... DO NOT encourage corruption...

For a set of people who are intelligent and responsible… don’t you think that we can actually make a difference!?!??

“….yeh desh badlega, hum badlenge isse…” so was said in a Aamir Khan movie that moved us all.

My addition:

‘Aur agar ‘Hum’ nahin….toh saala MAIN badloonga isse……. MAIN BADLOONGA!!!

Rok sako toh rok lo……’